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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Immigrants in Houston Face Triple Threat: Flooding, Racist Texas Law SB4 & Potentially Losing DACA

by Amy Goodman
August 29, 2017
Courtesy of Democracy Now!
As the fallout from Hurricane Harvey continues, a potential public safety crisis has emerged affecting Houston’s nearly 600,000 undocumented immigrants. President Trump could announce as early as today that he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which provides legal status for some 85,000 Houston residents and nearly 800,000 people nationwide. Without the status, many residents will be unable to work and rebuild after the storm.

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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Stranded Immigrants Find Shelter from Hurricane Harvey

by Rocío Guenther and Shari Biediger
August 28, 2017
Courtesy of The Rivard Report
More than 50 immigrant women and children were left stranded by immigration authorities at the downtown bus station in San Antonio Friday afternoon as bus service was canceled due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Harvey.
The asylum seekers, many of them fleeing gang violence in Central America, were set to travel to destinations all over the country to meet family members or sponsors in the United States.

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Immigrants in the Military: A History of Service

by Jeff Mason
August 16, 2017
Courtesy of Bipartisan Policy Center
In the last few years, there have been increasing policy questions raised about immigrants serving in the United States Armed Forces. Most recently, the Department of Defense is considering ending the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program, which allows certain legal immigrants with needed skills such as strategic languages or medical education to earn green cards by serving in the Army.

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
11 held in ICE restaurant raids plead guilty

by Jack Weatherly 
August 17, 2017
Courtesy of Mississippi Buisiness Journal

Eleven foreign nationals arrested Feb. 22 in raids at Jackson and Meridian area restaurants by agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency have pleaded guilty, or in one case await a plea hearing, to violating the federal Re-entry of Deported or Removed Alien act.
They are among 55 foreign nationals who were arrested by ICE agents at eight Asian restaurants.

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
How anti-immigrant fervor harms domestic-violence victims

by Kathy Moore
August 21, 2017
Courtesy of  L.A. Daily News
Less than a year into the Trump administration, immigrant survivors of domestic violence are facing a growing crisis in California and across the nation. As the administration pressures local governments to help deport millions of people, many survivors are declining to seek the help and support they need.

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

By Nomaan Merchant
August 21, 2017
Courtesy of Star Tribune
HOUSTON — Soon after he opened his office serving immigrants fighting to stay in the United States, Raed Gonzalez became a lawyer who goes after other lawyers.A person with a winnable case can be thrown into deportation by a missed deadline or a botched court filing, and attorneys quietly known by others to do bad legal work can practice for years without being stopped. So Gonzalez began helping immigrants file complaints against lawyers with their state licensing organizations. By his count, his firm …

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[17 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
American Bar Association Wants to Let Undocumented Immigrants Practice Law

by Alberto Luperon 
August 14th, 2017
Courtesy of Law Newz
On Monday, The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution demanding that Congress let undocumented immigrants practice law. The bar suggests that lawmakers should add this block of text, written by the ABA’s Law Student Division, to 8 U.S.C. 5 § 1621(d)

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[17 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Undocumented Immigrants May Get Less Time to Make Their Case

Tessa Berenson

Aug 16, 2017

Courtesy Times

When Jonas De La Luz Jeronimo was picked up by the feds in North Carolina, his lawyer knew he needed to get to Jeronimo’s 4-year-old daughter. Jeronimo, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, had four traffic violations on his record in the United States, where he had lived for more than 10 years. To keep Jeronimo in the country, his defense would need to prove that deporting him would cause his U.S. citizen daughter to suffer “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship.”

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
An App For Potential DACA Recipients Amid Uncertain Future Of Immigration Policy

by Esther Honig
August 16, 2017
Courtesy WBUR
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, permits thousands of young people to live and work in the U.S. legally.
The future of this immigration policy is uncertain under President Trump’s presidency, but two young entrepreneurs in Ohio want as many people as possible to apply.

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Trump’s immigration crackdown hits Vietnam

by David Roger
August 16, 2017
Courtesy of POLITICO
President Donald Trump’s “get tough” approach to immigration is now impacting — of all people — the Montagnard hill tribesmen who fought alongside the Green Berets in the Vietnam War.
The son of one such Montagnard veteran was deported back to Vietnam in July, a stunning move for many in the refugee community because of their history in the war and the continued evidence of political and economic mistreatment of Montagnards in Vietnam.